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A promising new lead in the fight against Parkinson’s disease

31 March 2020

Today, many research projects are aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of drugs already available for other diseases to treat Parkinson’s disease.

A product commonly used to treat gallstones has shown great promise for treating Parkinson’s disease, at least in animal models, over the past decade or so. So much so that this product is now being tested in humans, with apparently interesting effects!

Let’s see how it works and what evidence there is of its effectiveness so far.

UDCA is a naturally occurring bile acid that is used in the treatment of gallstones. Recently, several research groups have demonstrated that this medication…

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FAQ Covid-19 & Parkinson

20 March 2020

You are certainly well informed by the traditional media, government and public health authorities about the progress of COVID-19. However, we would like to provide you with specific advice and information about the impact this virus could have on your health as a person living with Parkinson’s disease.

The questions presented below are the result of our recent exchanges with the Parkinson’s community across Quebec as well as other associations abroad. We invite you to read them and discuss them with your healthcare professional.[vc_tta_section title=”I exercise every day, either with my Parkinson’s group or at the gym. Should…

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Important : COVID-19

13 March 2020

IMPORTANT: All group activities in our regional offices and Parkinson Québec events have been preventively suspended until March 31st.

We will keep you informed of the evolution of the situation on the website and on the Facebook page of Parkinson Québec.

Here is a detailed list of all suspended events:

  • Parkinson Québec Events:
    March 17 – Interuniversity Symposium
    April 25 and 26 – Scotia Challenge

 

  • Activities of the ‘bureau régional Haute Yamaska’
    Any event/meeting (self-help group, exercise group, workshop) held in person for the month of March is cancelled. 
    If events/meetings are held at a distance, a member of your regional…

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Parkinson and COVID-19

We are concerned about the safety, health and well-being of our Parkinson’s community across Quebec.

Here are some measures we recommend to anyone living with Parkinson’s disease:

Check your meds. List your inventory and place a new order with your pharmacist when your supply is low.

If you have the opportunity, talk to your doctor about the pneumonia vaccine. Seniors (60 years of age and older) are at the highest risk of developing the symptoms of VIDOC-19 which can lead to severe respiratory complications.

Use our online resources at all times on parkinsonquebec.ca and our YouTube…

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How can I take advantage of better nutrition to improve my Parkinson’s condition?

5 March 2020

To celebrate Nutrition Month, Parkinson Québec is launching a series of articles on this important subject that can influence the progression of the disease. The advice provided in this article is based on the most recent research. However, don’t try to change your eating habits all at once. You may become discouraged and possibly interfere with your medication treatment. Talk to your doctor or nutritionist first.

 

1. Coloured vegetables and fruit

 

The colouring of fruits and vegetables is associated with the presence of coloured pigments, flavonoids. It is an important source of antioxidants…

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